My work aims to access our conscious and unconscious universe within.The nature of our unseen inner world is elusive and difficult to represent. I rely at times on observing the negative in order to define the positive. I sometimes use autobiographical elements that I consider universal. And I work in series to refine meaning. Once some of our complex psychological mechanisms are embodied in visual language they become easier to understand and hence open to the possibility of change.

Biography

Born in Narbonne, France. Lives and works in London since 1987. Currently teaching at The Royal Drawing School, London.

Education
2010—2011 The Royal Drawing School, London The Drawing Year - Post–graduate Diploma
1992—1994 Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London Post-graduate Sculpture
1989—1992 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London BA(Hons) Sculpture
1988—1989 Wimbledon School of Art, London Wimbledon School of Art, London
1987—1989 Ealing College of Higher Education, London BA Humanities: History of Art
Awards/prizes
2013 Artist residency at The Cill Rialaig Project County Kerry, Ireland
2010 Elected member of The London Group
2006 A-21 International Art Exhibition, Japan Travel Bursary – Symposium panelist
2006 Winning entry to ‘Radio and the Artist’ Competition BBC Radio 4
1998 The Henry Moore Foundation Grant support for O Pas Là, Surprising Spaces exhibition
1998 The British Council Grant to Artists’ Scheme
1992 1st Prize Sculpture Cohn & Wolfe Young Artists’ Competition
Solos exhibitions
2017 SENTINELS Mercer & Chance Gallery, London
2008 Day by Day & Dot Drawings Chelsea Arts Club, London
2004 Solo Show H.O.T Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1998 Duo Acte de Naissance, Valenciennes, France
Selected group exhibitions
2019 Creekside Open 2019 Selected by Sacha Craddock, APT Gallery, London
2019 Conversation with Art with Marcus Cornish (organized by Tim Cousins) APT, London
2019 Drawing Distinctions The Cello Factory, London
2018 Down from London Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent, UK
2018 Embracing the Underdog Q-Park, Soho, London, UK
2018 Nothing Endures But Change St John Church Waterloo, London, UK
2018 DRAW (curated by Douglas Farthing) Mandells Gallery, Norwich, UK
2018 Drawing Distinctions (curated by Clive Burton and Bob Atwell) Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin Stout Menomonie, USA
2017 The Shoreham Scupture Trail Shoreham Kent, UK
2017 The London Group Open Cello Factory, London
2016—2017 Personal Relations (curated by Tisna Westerhof and Cristiana Bottigella) Pulchri/The Hague, The Netherlands, The Cello Factory, London, UK and Mirror Gallery, Vicenza, Italy
2015 Across Boundaries with artist Kevin Jackson Espacio Gallery, London
2015 ENMESHED Priory Church of Saint Bartolomew the Great, London
2015 Bridge Cello Factory
2015 Venice Pavilion in London hARTlane, London
2015 Dessins de la Collection Piet Moget (curated by Laila Moget and Patrick Sauze) L.A.C. Sigean France
2014 From David Bomberg to Paula Rego Southampton City Arts Gallery
2014 If you show me yours I’ll show you mine Chelsea Arts Club, London
2013 Postcard From My Studio ACME Project Space, Bethnal Green, London
2013 QUE DU PAPIER II (curated by Laila Moget) Lieu d’Art Contemporain, Sigean France
2013 The London Group Centenary Exhibition Pitzhanger Manor, London
2012 From here to here: the geographical self (curated by Kerry Andrews) Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London
2012 Play the panorama — panographia.com (Ronald Huynen) 
2011 UNEARTHED, Carpenters Road Studios, The Creative History of a Brownfiled Site (curated by artist Neville Gabie and archeologist James Dixon) Warton House, London
2010 ING Discerning Eye Mall Galleries, London
2010 Inspiration 2 Kensington and Chelsea College,  London
2010 Artworks Open 2010 Barbican Arts Group Trust, Blackhorse Lane Studios, London
2010 Gallery of Asemic Writing http://thenewpostliterate.blogspot.com/2010/02/duologue-by-aude-herail-jager-and-kevin.html
2009 Exquisite Corpse Chelsea Arts Club, London
2009 A21 International Art Exhibition Collaboration with artist Kevin Jackson, Harada-no-mori Museum, Kobe, Japan
2009 Artworks Open 2009 Barbican Arts Group Trust, Blackhorse Lane Studios, London
2009 International Exhibition Contemporary Arts Space of Osaka, Osaka, Japan
2008 Lifeisonlyhalfthestory St-Joseph, Spitalfields, London
2008 Yamanakadani Group Exhibition Osaka, Japan
2007 Osaka Yayoi Cultural Historical Museum of Osaka Osaka, Japan
2007 Little Footprints Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
2006 Sheraton Hotel Belgravia (curated by Karine Pradier) London
2006 Little Footprints Ariel Center, Totnes, UK
2005 Elles Sont Passées Par Ici (curated by Karine Pradier) Paimpol, Brittany, France
2005 The Art Of Love Oxo Tower Wharf, London
2004 Art as Revelation The Study Society, Colet House, London
2003 100 at Studio Voltaire Clapham, London
2002 MARU Gallery Pusan, Korea
2002 Brain-Up Palais des Congrès, Paris, France
2002 Uehomachi Gallery Osaka, Japan
2001 How Does Your Garden Grow? (curated by Judith Frost) Bridport Art Center, Dorset, UK
2001 A21 International Exhibition Wakayama, JAPAN
2000 Artists' Choice Selected by Lucy Jones Flowers East Gallery, London
2000 Drawing Show (curated by Lee Trimming) Herefordshire College of Art and Design, UK
1999 La Préfecture (curated by Louise Romain) Préfecture de Carcassonne, France
1999 ORESTE Venice Biennale, ITALY with Zweite Kunst, Münster, Germany
1999 O Pas Là, Surprising Space (curated by Aude Hérail Jäger) Lieu d’Art Contemporain, Sigean, France
1998 Sea Level (curated by Judith Frost) The Dead House, Chiswell, Portland, Dorset, UK
1998 Pause (curated by Aude Hérail Jäger) Bradmore Park Road, London Bradmore Park Road, London
1996 SYZYGY with artist Alison Gajra (curated by Aude Hérail Jäger) Förderverein Aktuelle Kunst, Münster, Germany
1996 AD HOC (curated by Phyllida Barlow) Artforms, London, UK
1995 Clandestine with Alison Gajra and Alexander Gorlizki (curated by Aude Hérail Jäger) Exhibition in derelict Doctor’s Surgery, Tower Hamlets Borrough, London
1994 Out of the Nineties — a glimpse of future talent, the best of post-graduate work from London Art colleges The Mall Galleries, London
1993 Adsite utilizing the bus shelter as a gallery site in Central London, text by Stuart Morgan
1992 Packed (curated by Aude Hérail Jäger) Alternative Arts, London
Selected biography
2017 SENTINELS Exhibition catalogue - texts by Michael Chance, David Lillington, Timothy Hyman, Paul Hills and Hugo Chapman
2017 Frottage and Zen – a conversation with Aude Hérail Jäger jamesdixonarchaeology.com/2017/10/25/frottage-and-zen/
2014 Under foot Pamphlet for Across Boundaries exhibition - with artist Kevin Jackson
2013 The Mysterious Vessel Pamphlet for a site-specific installation of drawings in the Breakfast Room, Pitzhanger Manor-House, London
2012 From Here to Here: The Geographical Self Exhibition pamphlet – text by Kerry Andrews
2010 Site-Writing – The Architecture Of Art Criticism Jane Rendell, IB Tauris Publishers, pp.193
2008 Day By Day & Dot Drawings Exhibition pamphlet – text by David Lillington
2008 Cluster Arts Magazine Issue 2 2009, pp.42
2005 Elles Sont Passées Par Ici – HERE NOR THERE Exhibition catalogue – with texts by Nathalie Caradec, Michael Petry and Jane Rendell
2005 The Art Of Love Exhibition catalogue with londonart.co.uk
2001 Other People’s Gardens Brochure for exhibition
2000 Paints And Brushes First Virginia Boston, Artists & Illustrators’ magazine, Issue 168, September 2000, pp. 46
2000 Förderverein Aktuelle Kunst 1994-2000 Publication of exhibitions at Förderverein Aktuelle Kunst, Münster 1994-2000
1999 ‘O Pas Là, Surprising Spaces’ Exhibition catalogue – essay by Christopher Kool-Want and text by Piet Moget
1998 L’Ouvrage Des Jours Et Des Mains Exhibition brochure – essay by Stephen Wright
1998 Premiers Pas Sur La Terre Antoine Jurga, DDO magazine, numéro 32 avril-mai-juin 1998, pp. 20
1998 Les Cicatrices Du Temps Nord Eclair, mars 1998
1998 Pause Box Nord Eclair, mars 1998
1996 Hyde And Seek Phyllida Barlow, Women Art’ Magazine, April 1996, pp 16-17
1996 Syzygy Exhibition catalogue – text by David Lillington
1996 Jahresgaben ‘96 Aktuelle Kunst Zeitung Nr. 3, December 1996, pp.1
1995 Packed Exhibition pamphlet, introduction by artist David DJ Johnson
1994 Out Of The Nineties Sainsbury’s The Magazine, August 1994
1993 City Spleen Brochure for project utilizing the bus shelter as a gallery site in Central London - text by Stuart Morgan
Collections
HAUSER & WIRTH Piet Moget, The Royal Collection and private collections in the UK Australia, France, Germany , Italy, Japan and Spain
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